Fresh Ink

Fujifilm Sericol Adds Inca Onset to Solutions Center


The newest addition to the lineup of best-in-class digital printers at Fujifilm Sericol’s new multi-million dollar, 7,000 square foot Solutions Center is the revolutionary Inca Onset. For a limited time starting in August, commercial point-of-purchase (POP) printers will have a unique opportunity to test drive the Inca Onset.
Equipped with 576 Fujifilm Dimatix heads and jetting 3 billion droplets of ink per second, the Inca Onset easily produces in excess of 100 beds of commercial quality print an hour, making it the fastest UV flatbed printer in the world.
The Inca Onset represents a dramatic step change for inkjet technology and represents the first High Speed Inkjet (HSI) platform to hit the market. The Inca Onset is production proven with a current install base of nine units.
Based upon production data from these customers, the conservative estimate is that they are producing well over 500,000 square feet of commercial output daily.  
“We know that Onset owners are billing as much as $200,000 of output per day,” said Terry Mitchell, director of marketing for Fujifilm Sericol. “Most of the units are running at least two shifts and some are running three shifts. This is not surprising as the Onset is based on the extremely successful and robust design of previous Inca flatbeds.”
The first North American installation of an Inca Onset occurred in February 2008 at Holland and Crosby, a large POP printer in Toronto with both screen and digital capacity. “To us it was a no-brainer. I expect the Onset will conservatively pay for itself in three years and I would not be surprised if it was a year and a half,” said Scott Crosby, partner at Holland Crosby.
Screen, digital, and offset large format printers are invited to sign up for a Solutions Center tour through Oct. 3. During the demonstrations, customers will be able to run the Inca Onset at production speed and watch as the Onset produces their images at speeds never seen before on a digital flatbed printer.
Chris Lomas, vice president of sales for Fujifilm Sericol-North America, gives the following example to explain the speed of Onset. “Our Inca Turbo flatbed printer was the world standard in terms of speed and quality in wide format digital printing,” said Mr. Lomas. “Holland and Crosby recently printed a job that was previously done on their Inca Turbo. The job took three hours on the Turbo but the only took 17 minutes on the Onset. In a similar vein, Onset owners now turn jobs in a few hours that would take a couple of days previously. That is a significant commercial advantage in today’s business environment where the ability to turn large print runs quickly is an absolute necessity.”
In addition to the Onset, participants can also see the Inca Turbo Plus, the Inca Spyder 320 flatbeds and the Acuity HD 2504 UV combination printer.  They’ll also get expert advice on which wide format digital printer offers the right performance value for their needs and budget.